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The_Michael #21 Posted Nov 20 2017 - 17:21

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View PostCpt_Zapp_Brannigan, on Nov 20 2017 - 11:20, said:

 

Yep, I used a lot of free XP too. Figured why not? you get 2 tier 10's. Hope they don't mess with the badger like they do every other test server tank that is deemed OP.

 

I think the lower plate/side and butt armor are weak enough weakspots

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sippo1 #22 Posted Nov 20 2017 - 17:30

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Screw it ,enuff talking, going to put my crack churchill crew in and see how long the road is. Might be the fool on this.

 



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View PostThe_Michael, on Nov 20 2017 - 11:21, said:

 

I think the lower plate/side and butt armor are weak enough weakspots

 

I hope so

Cpt_Zapp_Brannigan #24 Posted Nov 20 2017 - 17:32

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View Postsippo1, on Nov 20 2017 - 11:30, said:

Screw it ,enuff talking, going to put my crack churchill crew in and see how long the road is. Might be the fool on this.

 

 ya quit wasting time on the forum. You can set your cruise control and come back to the forum while the TDs are driving to the battle anyways lol



_Brew_ #25 Posted Nov 20 2017 - 17:57

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View Postsippo1, on Nov 20 2017 - 10:03, said:

50% player, 3 million in credit, plenty of xp and crew xp,premium account, 200,000 free exp.Starting at alecto. How big a road is it? Any estimate of time, credits to accomplish this? More importantly should i? Any tanks should i skip altogether? 

 

I started the grind from Tier 1 at the start of October.  I got to Tier 5 on the first day.  After that I did the grind pretty casually (play every day for your x2, take advantage of the big x5 weekends, etc). 

 

I am now on the AT-15 with 30,000 xp to go for the Tortoise at which point I am going to Free XP straight to the Death Star.  Because this line is painful.

 

The Death Star line will become the new On-Track event starting Friday, so you will have bonus xp and discounted tanks in that line for two weeks.  With only 200,000 free xp you will have to get to the Tortoise, through the first two guns plus another 35k before skipping to the Death Star.

 

Good luck, it's going to take more than just casual grinding.

 

That being said, this weekend is not only going to be On-Track (bonus xp for the Brit TD line), but also x2 xp for every match win or lose from Thursday to Monday.

 

So with the bonus from on-track, the bonus from the weekend, and 300% xp boosters running you'll probably get quite far.



makalu2k6 #26 Posted Nov 20 2017 - 18:13

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You can go up to AT 15 top Gun with the free EXP you have. If you have premium time then pop in the personal reserves and Just grind. You can definitely do it. Question, is it worth it?

 

Only you can answer that question. How bad you want the deathstar. It's just another t10 so far for sure. It's not as if like it's a must have T10. So you decide if you want to burn 200k free XP & 2 weeks for this tank. 



nasfan #27 Posted Nov 20 2017 - 18:22

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OP, the first thing you need to do it go buy a cheap keyboard.  At times, the frustration level will be so high, you WILL feel the need to break something.  I smashed a $79 keyboard across my desk during the AT 15 grind (tier 10 matches galore, with that glorious 150 alpha).  It was messy and expensive.  Don't do that.  Keep the destructibles cheap.

Gothraul #28 Posted Nov 20 2017 - 18:27

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This is what most people experience while grinding this line.

 



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View PostOctavariumDT8, on Nov 20 2017 - 10:12, said:

It's a long road. Took me more than 10 days to get through tier 8 and 9.

You have 11 days until On Track ends (24 nov-1 dec), might want to free xp tier 8 entirely.

 

I don't know if it's worth it. That grind was pain in the [edited]...

 

EDIT: It's not a road to deathstar. It's road to hell....

 

It's not the road to hell, it's the road to perdition....

9999bc #30 Posted Nov 20 2017 - 18:54

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Stock Tort is horrible. Don't free xp to Tort unless you can equip the top gun.
Once Tort has the 120mm, it's actually very good.
Tips on AT line:
1. Never go alone
2. DPM the meds and low tier to death
3. Beat the reload against derp tanks
4. Use your wide gun arc ( for AT 15 and Tort), approaching targets in an angled way
5. You WILL lose credits. 

Edited by 9999bc, Nov 20 2017 - 18:59.


TVV #31 Posted Nov 20 2017 - 18:57

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I believe over the Thanksgiving holiday the special is 2x XP for every battle. With boosters, that will help your grind a lot.

 

I am currently at the Tortoise and while not great, it is playable thanks to the dpm and alpha. The lower and mid tiers are playable as well. The AT-7's gun placement is awkward, but at least that gun and armor are OK. The AT-15 was horrible, I just could not make it work - too slow, weak alpha and armor that has way too many frontal weak spots for the whole thing to actually do well, especially as it suffers from the same issues all normal MM tier 8s suffer. If I were you, I will use the next three days to try to get to the AT-15 and grind that during the 2x XP days to make this grind as quick as possible. 



coachbfgi #32 Posted Nov 20 2017 - 19:24

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Bring on Friday so I can buy the deathstar at a discount :)

 

 

the grind was long and arduous but will be worth having two tanks (hopefully) for the price of one



Cpt_Zapp_Brannigan #33 Posted Nov 20 2017 - 19:34

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bored...road to deathstar buying only required equipment (guns and tracks)

alecto: sell for 45 500

 

AT2 Buy for 302 200

            6pdr  35 000

          tracks    9 000

            total   346 000  sell for 148 750 for a loss of 197 250

 

AT8 buy for 658 000

      75mm     45 000

      77mm     62 000

      tracks     16 000

= 781 000 sell for 329 000 for a loss of 452 000

 

at7 buy for 980 000

       17 pdr   65 000

       tracks   19 000

= 1 064 000 sell for 490 000 loss of 574 000

 

at15 buy for 1 855 000

           32 pdr  105 000

            tracks    39 000

=  1 999 000 sell for 927 000 for a loss of  1 072 000

 

Tortoise buy for 2 450 000

              120mm   320 000

= 2 770 000 sell for 1 225 000 for a loss of  1 552 000

 

Deathstar buy for 4 270 000 plus loss from above line equals 8 071 750 creds needed. My math could be wrong but seems like you need some $$$

 

 



Sturmgeschut #34 Posted Nov 20 2017 - 20:10

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Everything 5+ is garbage until fully upgraded Tortoise, but even then the Tortoise just has dpm. No armor, mobility, or accuracy.

Beornotns #35 Posted Nov 20 2017 - 20:55

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I unlocked it...  Now to raise the credits.  Here's to the +50% credit boosters and tier 8 premiums for da WEEEN!

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Kremson #36 Posted Nov 20 2017 - 21:06

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I free xped to the AT8 and I actually grinded through all the way to the tortoise . I will admit it is a very painful grind I am just hoping that once I have the top gun it does get a lil easier . I myself like many others I am sure found it odd how this line with all the AT having no turrets but then the deathstar has a turret so I guess the badger will fit in nicely . 

 

Oh yeah someone correct me if I am wrong here but they posted that the on track for the deathstar starts on the 24th but didnt the on track for the t62a just start on the 17th ? I thought on track events are two weeks long ? I mean it is for the deathstar 24th to the 8th but the 62a 17th to the 24th thats just a week long on track mission. 



Kremson #37 Posted Nov 20 2017 - 21:07

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Wait I just looked okay so the final week of the 62a on track is over lapping with the first week on track for the deathstar thats doesnt make any sense 

Goat_Rodeo #38 Posted Nov 20 2017 - 21:15

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Mid tiers of this line made me want to puke with rage. The only glimpse of decency is when you get the Tort’s 120 gun. But that roof armor and the 2 foot high spongy wedding cake they call a commanders cupola....wth. 

SpitYoYoMafia #39 Posted Nov 20 2017 - 22:00

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T4 is okay, T5 is okay, T6 is okay, T7 is well, somewhat okay, the T8 and T9 I could not stand to play at all and free exped both tanks

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View PostKremson, on Nov 20 2017 - 21:07, said:

Wait I just looked okay so the final week of the 62a on track is over lapping with the first week on track for the deathstar thats doesnt make any sense 

 

WG NA wants to help us get the Death Star at a discount before the patch hits. I am assuming they did not want to delay the On Track for after the patch, because then it would kind of feel like trolling the player base. We complain about the screw ups, but the On Track overlap I believe they got right, and we should acknowledge them for it. 




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